Making the Most of Your Upcoming Webinar

by Matt Sonnhalter, Vision Architect As more companies are utilizing webinars as part of their overall marketing strategy, there are some critical steps to help maximize success. ON24 has some great resources on their website, including their step-by-step webinar best practices guide. Here are some key highlights from their five steps:  1) Planning and Strategy: This includes setting your goals and identifying your audience, developing your team and creating killer content. 2) Driving Registration: It’s important to plan ahead. Email is essential. While other marketing tools help widen your reach, 80% of webinar registration is generated by email promotions. Don’t forget to simplify the registration form. Only ask for the basics and don't scare registrants off by asking for too many details. 3) Before Your Webinar: Design a presentation that resonates. Keep slides clean with no more than three bullet points per slide. Make sure your team is equipped with the appropriate audio and video technology. 4) During Your Webinar: Your presenter should be well-rehearsed, energetic and engaging. Also, invite your audience to get involved by using polls and surveys and take advantage of feedback during a Q&A. 5) After Your Webinar: Having the right “on-demand” strategy will ensure your webinar lives on. But, also make sure you follow up with the attendees and have an effective post-webinar strategy in place. There are a lot of moving parts that go into putting together a great webinar. It takes planning, people and technology, all working together to create the perfect event. What are some of your webinar best practices? Want more content on the topic of webinars? Visit these blog posts. Marketing Minute: Preparing for a 2021 Without In-Person Events 10 Tips to Ensure a Successful Webinar Targeted at the Professional Tradesmen Webinars are an Option for Continued Learningread more >